SANDAKAN: Two siblings took a brave move by jumping off the second floor of their home in a bid to escape a fire at Jalan Batu 2 1/2, here, today.
In the 12.30pm incident, Marina Zulfiqar, 24, and her brother Risqi Zulfiqar, 8, suffered injuries on their hands and legs after jumping off from a 10m height.
District Fire and Rescue chief Jimmy Lagung said the department received a call at 12.33pm and deployed two fire engines with 14 personnel.
He said the house was still on fire when the team arrived, adding there are six families living in the house.
"The blaze was put under control and the operation ended at 2.32pm after the area was ensured safe," he said when contacted today.
Jimmy said the two injured victims were sent to the Duchess of Kent Hospital for treatment.
He said the Fire and Rescue Department’s forensics team is investigating the cause of the blaze.
He said the occupants of the house could not salvage their belongings as the fire spread quickly.